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Talk of the Rock: Pick Click Give

Pick Click give allows Alaskans to donate their permanent fund dividends to the charitable organizations of their choice. On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches chats with Pick Click Give program manager Sofia Fouquet, Monte Hawver from the Brother Francis Shelter, Laurie Madsen with the Kodiak Public Library Association, and Beth Davis with the Kodiak Women’s Resource & ... Read More »

The KHS Drama Club is putting on a show to raise money for the homeless

KHS drama club practicing “The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet.” (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT This weekend, the Kodiak High School’s drama club is putting on a show that has an eye-catching title. “The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet.” Wetherleigh Griffin is a part of the drama club. She says the name of ... Read More »

Pot Cod: State, federal, and parallel fisheries

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Recently, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided to decrease the Pacific cod quota by 80 percent due to declines in cod numbers. Fishermen are looking at a less promising season than in previous years, but the federal cod fisheries still opened for the new year. KMXT took the opportunity to find out about some fishery basics. We ... Read More »

Remembering Judge Roy Madson

Roy Madsen 1923 – 2017 (Photo courtesy of Roy Madsen,Joint Archives of the Alaska Court System and the Alaska Bar Association) Mitch Borden/KMXT Judge Roy Madsen passed away earlier this week at his home in Kodiak. The first Alaska Native to become a Superior Court Judge and was a pillar of the community who helped make history throughout his 94 ... Read More »

A look back at 2017 in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Here at KMXT, we’re taking a look back at some of this year’s events in the Kodiak region. In the first month of the year, Kodiak residents rallied for one of the biggest demonstrations it’s seen in the past few years: The Women’s March on Washington. In January, more than 300 locals gathered in front of the high ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Dec 28, 2017

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, a Washington-state based catcher/processor is trying to fight back against a 24-year-old landing tax. It’s a tax that helps keep a lot of fishing communities in the state going. In the case of one city, it makes up roughly 15 percent of the municipality’s revenue. Also, the forecast for king salmon runs in Southeast ... Read More »

Borough Lands Committee looks at ways to reduce flooding events

Leta Street flooded by the Russian River. (Photo by Andrew Finke) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Lands Committee met on Wednesday to approve a proposed resolution to the borough assembly. The resolution, if passed, will direct borough staff to look into options for gravel extraction in the Russian River and Sargent Creek. Both waterways have been known to flood ... Read More »

New director steps up at food bank

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Baptist Mission’s food bank has a new director. “I kinda of liken it to being a doctor. You’re kind of always on call.” Joe Buhlig is relatively new to Kodiak and doesn’t imagine he’ll have much time for some of his favorite pastimes, like hiking and fishing. Instead, he’ll spend a lot of time behind the ... Read More »

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